I am currently riding Granite Chief+/ who has 14,025 lifetime miles and is in the AERC Hall of Fame. Chief has been barefoot and competing in boots (bare-booted) since the 2005 ride season.
Chief is a two time winner of the AERC National Mileage Championship.
Weaver and Rocky are both retired or semi-retired with 6300 and 7600 miles each, and I am over 35,000 miles.
I am also competing on a second horse and have been for the last few ride seasons. I really lucked out when I got Pro Bono (aka “Bo”) from Kerry Redente. He had gotten a terrific start on multiday rides being ridden conservatively. I completed the Tevis on Bo three times, and he is over 7,500 AERC miles. We have been enjoying the trails together and I’m really looking forward to riding both Bo and Chief in the upcoming ride season. They make a great team!
My other interests and hobbies generally include doing things out doors with my husband and dogs. I love endurance riding because I enjoy traveling to new places and getting to see this spectacular country of ours. I also enjoy spending time with all of my friends, camping out, and living the adventure that this sport provides.
My blog will largely be about horses and riding with helpful and useful tips, articles, ride photos, ride reports and information on many of the rides. If somebody has a question about something, feel free to ask by posting a comment in the blog. I hope to see some of you at a ride in the future! Happy Trails, Karen Chaton
Photos on this page by Lynne Glazer and Steve Bradley.